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Patrick Roy Upset With Colorado Losing An Hour When Playing In Chicago After Holiday Break

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,

The spirited Avalanche practice Saturday was overdue. Colorado hadn't practiced since Monday's morning skate at San Jose and didn't touch the ice for three days after that shootout loss to the Sharks.

Which helps explains why the Avs came off the NHL's mandatory Christmas break and laid an egg Friday at Chicago, losing to the defending Stanley Cup champion 7-2. The Blackhawks had a morning skate and sweated out the holiday cheer at the United Center as the Avs were traveling and guzzling coffee....

"I'm not going to use that as a reason why we lost," Roy said about the Avs not having a morning skate in Chicago. "(But) it's unacceptable that we have to lose an hour to go to Chicago. ... How can you give a good show? No matter what, we were in a bad spot. We've done it in the past, but why (didn't) Chicago come here?

"I don't know who's working for the league for the schedule, but they need to understand that (when) Denver goes to Chicago, you're losing an hour (and) if you want to play at night you have to be up at 4 or 5 in the morning to get to the airport ... to have a good morning skate. It's nonsense."

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Red Winger's avatar

“I’m not going to use that as a reason why we lost,” Roy said about the Avs not having a morning skate in Chicago. “(But) it’s unacceptable that we have to lose an hour to go to Chicago. ... How can you give a good show? No matter what, we were in a bad spot. We’ve done it in the past, but why (didn’t) Chicago come here?

Words fail to describe what a moron he is

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/29/13 at 12:09 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Roy never ceases to disappoint. What a tool bag

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 12/29/13 at 12:24 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

How are you supposed to have the energy to go home and take a swing at your wife when you’re jet lagged?

Posted by Hootinani on 12/29/13 at 12:30 PM ET

WolfKeeper's avatar

He’s not going to use it as a reason, but he complains about it.

Maybe you should have traveled on the day before, like other teams do.

Posted by WolfKeeper on 12/29/13 at 12:45 PM ET

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They could have flown to Chicago the night before. If the cba doesn’t allow that then it isn’t the leagues fault. Going out of their time zone by one hour is not an imposition. Ridiculous comments by Roy.

Posted by timbits on 12/29/13 at 12:46 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

How are you supposed to have the energy to go home and take a swing at your wife when you’re jet lagged?

Posted by Hootinani on 12/29/13 at 11:30 AM ET

:0

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 12/29/13 at 01:06 PM ET

awould's avatar

I don’t understand why the media didn’t make a bigger deal out of the first ever Colorado game outside of the Mountain Time Zone. The NHL really screwed them.

what a jackass.

Posted by awould on 12/29/13 at 04:11 PM ET

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So who had today in the Roy-meltdown begins pool for the season?  We all knew it would start sooner or later.

Posted by maltby18 on 12/29/13 at 05:17 PM ET

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